Arts & Culture Event Notices

Saint Anthony’s Feast Hits 90 This Year

This year marks the 90th Saint Anthony’s Feast in the North End, sponsored by the Saint Anthony’s Society. The annual feast will take place August 28 – 31 on Endicott, Thatcher & N. Margin Streets.

The feast honors the patrons Saint Anthony and Saint Lucy with colorful parades, religious services, strolling singers, live entertainment and of course an abundance of great Italian and American food.

All entertainment is free and open to the public. Visitors will have to pay for food and drink at vendor stands and piazza.

stanthonysfeastReturning to this year’s feast:

The Filippo Berio Culinary Pavilion allows Boston’s best chefs showcase their “Cucina Italiana,” featuring Chef David Lentini and his fellow chef instructors and the students from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.

Watch out for flying frying pans, pointing knives and quick whisks at the 3rd Annual North End Iron Chef Competition at the Filippo Berio Culinary Pavilion.

After the chefs entice your appetite be sure to stroll through the Feast and fill your belly at the nearly one hundred pushcarts lining the streets.

Returning this year is the Cirelli Marketplace on Endicott Street! Shop fine specialty foods including fresh breads, pasta and sauces and an array of fine imported goods.

Also featured this year is the NEW Cirelli Sidewalk Café – enjoy a mouthwatering selection of savory treats including crispy eggplant fries and succulent New England lobster rolls or indulge your sweet tooth with an assortment of Italian and domestic pastries with delicious brewed coffees, espresso and cappuccino!

And what would a trip to Saint Anthony’s Feast or the North End for that matter, be without a visit to the Original Regina Pizzeria!!!

Throughout the weekend enjoy other events featuring colorful parades, strolling singers, Italian folk dancing, continuous live entertainment and religious and cultural services including an open air Mass celebrating at 5:00PM on Saturday celebrated by Arch-Bishop Francesco Gioia of Padua Italy, who is bringing the Blessed Relics of Saint Anthony to the North End in honor of the 90th Anniversary of Saint Anthony’s Feast.

The highlight of the weekend is the 10 hour Grand Procession of Saint Anthony beginning at 12:00 Noon on Sunday.

Visit their website at for the feast schedule.